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Arnold/Maria Split

A Long Time Coming

5/10/2011 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maria Shriver has been "miserable" in her marriage for a long, long time, sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... and it's all about Arnold Schwarzenegger's "craziness."

Arnold Schwarzenegger Divorce

We're told Maria moved out of the couple's L.A. mansion months ago.  Sources tell us she's been extremely unhappy in her marriage for years, complaining about Arnold's out of control ego, as well as his womanizing.

We're also told Maria feels Arnold has ignored her for years and she's felt terribly unappreciated.

Sources say the couple has spent "very little time together" for several years.  Maria was frequently absent from Sacramento while Arnold was Governor. 

The situation got worse once Arnold left office and decided he wanted to resurrect his movie career.  Maria felt Arnold was becoming more erratic -- more "unstable." 

Our sources say Maria's religious views caused her deep distress over whether to split and/or divorce.   As one source put it: "She's been a lost soul for a long time."


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Arnold has been "womanizing" since before they got married.
He has the Kennedy/European sense of marriage.
She must have thought she was to suffer in silence like a typical Kennedy woman.

1265 days ago


@Janet ..your so wrong, arnold would have done just as well without her. He fell in love with her in 77..he didn't get with her becuz he wanted to be gov in 77 u fool. People in cal would put just about anyone in power if they felt he was going to try and do something and he did try. Its a thankless job and he only did it for to help cal, oh and she left him not the other way around bonehead.

1265 days ago


I always thought she looked pained and strained in the face..She must wanted to be first lady in the white house, he want to make those dumb movies again..Who next Tom Hanks and the Will Smiths?

1265 days ago


I always thought she looked pained and strained in the face..She must wanted to be first lady in the white house..he want to go back making those dumb movies..Who next Tom Hanks and the Will Smiths???

1265 days ago


If they kept it together in a "Hollywood" marriage for 25 years and produced four kids that we haven't seen in the tabloids, they've been pretty darn successful.

We probably have Maria to thank for it. I hope she finds what SHE needs now. To hell with him.

1265 days ago


Not surprised at all by this news. Just sad about it. I saw the sadness in Maria's eyes at least 10 years ago. Be strong Maria, dump him and find your happiness again. I have always admired you.

1265 days ago


I am sure he got caught cheating...let just wait for a tabloid to come up with the pics

1265 days ago


his political career over, he no longer needs her.

1265 days ago


Catholic morality: staying in failed marriage with crazy egotistic lying womanizing man who takes your kid motorcycle riding without a helmet = bad. But standing silently by when such man lies about other women's claims that he groped them so he can get elected is what a wife should do. I don't have any sympathy for her; I agree with the other comment that he would never have been able to screw over California the way he did without being married to her; he was too low-class otherwise. She knew who he was before she married him. Remember that horrible picture of him with his finger somewhere it shouldn't have been? Sympathy for the kids? Not really. They've got more advantages than 99 percent of the kids in this country, despite having the Gropinator for a father.

1265 days ago

TMZ dont like me    

Guess that's what happens to y'all hoes when you go for the looks and the muscles, before finding out what's going beneath the surface of a dude first...

1265 days ago


Being an aging bitter male I think the real story is in the comments section. Women are blaming Arnie, some claiming he could not have accomplished what he has if it were not for Maria. After all she has been a news reader and ...., well she read the news. Arnie did the body builder to excellance and won the big award twice(ten years apart), made millions in real estate, became a block buster movie star and the govenor of California. Maria was born into weaalth and has done little else.
The modern woman is not only blind to her lack of value in society but she decreases her value even further by complaining constantly and demanding more than her due. Arnie, and the rest of sensible men, are saying to their spouses, you can complain and bitch all you want just do it some place else because I would rather be happy. The nicest thing about middle aged women is ......nah, got nothing. If a woman does not develop inner beauty as she ages she will surely be alone in latter years because any outer beauty fades. If a man can't love you for your love, compassion, support and friendship when the looks go(and they will) you do too.

1265 days ago


RM - what did he do to help California? He drove the state into the ground.

1265 days ago


Maria is beautiful, intelligent and has a great personality. Men will be banging her door down. She probably already found one. Parents are gone and she can't deal with Arnold anymore. He seems delusional and has had way to much plastic surgery and botox. Creepy looking. Tom Cruise is already going down this path. Let the hair go gray, get a tan (like Clooney).

1265 days ago


This is hardly a surprise. He's a serve-the-rich Republican, for one, and second he's an egotistical *******.

1265 days ago


Wahoo--she finally came to her senses!! Such polar opposites: she comes from the best American, educated, public-serving, Democratic royalty and he...a selfish, cold, Euro, uneducated bastard who happens to be a Republican. YAY for Maria--may you have a AWESOME single life!!

1265 days ago
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